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Aesthetics

Physical beauty. It is an important concept in marketing because consumers may be more inclined to buy a product they find aesthetically pleasing.
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1%) about gingival esthetics than those with > 10 years' experience (p=0.
Key Words: esthetics, dental; continuing dental education; over bite; knowledge; gingiva.
Wiseman thus invites the reader to think about social science in much broader terms, terms that include esthetic issues.
Morag Currin is the author of Oncology Esthetics: A Practitioner's Guide, founder of Health Challenged Esthetics, and international director and trainer of the Morag Currin Method of Oncology Esthetics.
Health Challenged Esthetics (HCE), the training and education community for the skin care professional, prepares licensed estheticians to provide comfort and relief to individuals with various skin sensitivities.
Klein's vindictive certainty that the reality principle of capitalist patriarchal power will ultimately prevail against the liberatory potential of esthetic practice and utopian thought aligns him historically on an axis that leads from Francis Picabia right down to the later Andy.
If survival has no place in the esthetics of transcendence, perhaps this is because it is a form of being that is somewhat undecided, ambivalent, about the dialectic of art and indeed the direction of life.
To forget trauma is to be amoral and amnesiac; to remember trauma alone is to refuse to turn cessation into continuance, to resist the ethic and esthetics of survival.
Put differently: between the plight of the technocratic instrumentality of Modernism and the fascist fatalities of the de Chirico legacy, a post-Modern esthetic had to be developed that resisted both--the spectacularization of cultural memory just as much as the sudden congruence between techno-scientific avant-garde paradigms and corporate design.
Neo-avant-garde positions such as arte povera find themselves continuously confronted with the question of whether and how, given the totalizing demands of spectacle culture, spaces and practices of resistance can remain open at all and still allow for the cultural articulation of concepts of subjectivity that would retain the affective, cognitive, and mnemonic differentiation of experience implicit in the definition of the esthetic.
Or to bring the examples nearer home, a course in a esthetics does not aim to teach the improvement of taste.
It comes as no surprise, given his lack of academic training and his decisively pragmatic biases, that Continental philosophy is a somewhat muddled area for him, even though Homemade Esthetics demonstrates that Greenberg has read Kant's Critique of Judgment more attentively than most of those who have reproached him for his alleged Kantianism.